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Pro tips for settling in after a move to the Boston area

This advice includes breakdowns of prices and rents, guides to bike-shares and furniture stores, and more

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Late summer and early fall can be one of the busiest times for relocations to the Boston area. Here are some things to make the big move that much easier.


  • First of all, here are some easily remembered rules for how to tell people where you’re from—given that the Boston region is an amalgam of dozens of municipalities stretching over much of eastern Massachusetts and even some of southern New Hampshire, depending on who’s drawing the boundaries.
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